After posting my presentation yesterday I realized that my report lacked some solid data to back my claims about how hard artists have been hit by COVID-19.
So I thought I would include a few articles here to support those claims. In some ways, I feel like I'm stating the obvious, but I also don't want folks to think that I'm operating purely from conjecture.
Performing Arts and Cultural Organizations Close Their Doors Due to Coronavirus: https://www.npr.org/2020/03/12/814992409/in-the-age-of-covid-19-event-cancellations-precipitate-a-large-economic-impact
Americans for the Arts: COVID-19's Impact on The Arts Research Update: https://www.americansforthearts.org/node/103614
Americans for the Arts: The Economic Impact of Coronavirus on the Arts and Culture Sector: https://www.americansforthearts.org/by-topic/disaster-preparedness/the-economic-impact-of-coronavirus-on-the-arts-and-culture-sector
Brookings Report: Measuring COVID-19's Devastating Impact on America's Creative Economy: https://www.brookings.edu/research/lost-art-measuring-covid-19s-devastating-impact-on-americas-creative-economy/
It's tough times for all of us in the arts. No joke.
(God, I miss Obama.)